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ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:35pm EST
between president obama and congressional republicans must do more than simply avoid the fiscal cliff to get america pause economy growing again. >> there is still the degree of uncertainty. investors, entrepreneurs households, are not making decisions because they do not know what tomorrow will be. >> but washington's top republican leader, house speaker john boehner, complains there has been no progress in avoiding even immediate crisis. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff disrupting our economy and threaten jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats shona signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the income tax rate on the rich. >> we realize there have to be two sets to the bargain, but we are not going to go back to what we did in 2011 putting both revenues and cuts on the table. >> despite the impasse in washington promising signs the economy might be improving -- more job creation, improvement in the housing sector, and a decrease in household debt. solution -- spending cuts combined with an increase in tax revenue. >> talks
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
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PBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
surrender. i am not sure republicans will go along unless there is some give on obama's part. >> unconditional surrender, mark? >> i am not sure with the exact policy is. the president has the advantage and the factors you are seeing are on the republican side. the democrats' ranks are totally unified. but i think it is important when the president does prevail, which i think he will in this showdown, all but certain, that there be -- that it be done in a way that john boehner leaves with his dignity intact and a sense that he has achieved something. if it is just -- humiliation cannot be a byproduct. >> colby? >> it would not be a defeat for obama in any way. we go over the cliff, a stop because republicans sent over the cliff. -- it is because republicans send us over the cliff, not doing what americans want us to do. the american people think we ought to increase the rates. there is a principle there. they give on that, then the president has to do something on entitlements and put something on the table that is tangible, and we will have to deal. but if it they don't rely
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
barack obama, trying to win that will be truly the super bowl, and the republican party today is incapable of competing at that level. >> incapable of competing at that level. what a statement. hillary clinton isn't saying anything right now about her plans. "the new york times" reported over the weekend that aides and friends say they expect she'll exit the state department shortly after the inauguration this january 20th and spend a couple months resting and thinking about what she wants to do next. i think that makes sense. and we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] with a select terrain dial that adjusts the jeep grand cherokee's performance for specific weather and road conditions... ♪ ...even heavy snowstorms... won't keep you from getting to work. our apologies. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." when the governor of a major state switches political parties, it's very big news. it's last time this happened in a big state was when the former governor of texas, john conley, switched in 1973. now we've got former florida governor charlie crist who served the state as
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:30pm EST
shows republicans will be blamed. but remember, this is the obama- era. it will go down as his economy. i ask people, who was speaker of the house during the great depression when roosevelt was president. i will give $100 to anyone who can name to the speaker of the house was in that critical first 100 days. henry thomas are rainey. there is a name that is in the history books. the point of being that speaker bay near -- speaker john boehner is an important player, but it is obama's job to lead and the fine. if there are negative consequences here, it will be in the obama-era that things did not get fixed. who is the australian finance minister who says we are deep -- the united states is one of budget deal away from being a great country. and there are a lot of people in business who think we are poised to do some really good things in the global economy, the united states is. but if we cannot untangle this mess, it is not going to happen. >> you know more about the inner workings of our government than any living person. every single administration of our lifetime, you have been behi
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
officer is shot try to break up a fight. >> president obama meets with the top republican from congress. i am tracie potts in washington with an update on the fiscal cliff. >> we will up the yo [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> [cheers] >> [cheers]
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
we actually don't know when it was or what was said. and we do know who. president obama and republican house speaker john boehner sitting down for a private meeting. we can tell you the meeting apparently the latest effort to keep us all from going over what some analysts predict would be another recession, triggeri triggering events the fiscal cliff. is tax hikes and deep spending cuts january 1st if law makes can't come up with an alternative. no word if any progress was made. both men issuing statements about the talks, saying the lines of communication remain open. and police in london are owning up to authorities in awes as as the investigation deepens into an of radio station's hoax call made to the hospital. and made by these two. and they managed to dupe a nurse into giving out personal, private information and that nurse, by the way, may have committed suicide. so far police have not exactly linked her death to the prank and now for the time being, we're hearing from members of her family. >> and i'll really miss her a lot. she was a good sister-in-law, i can't forg
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
comprehensive solution is needed. the chief says any deal between president obama and congressional republicans must do more than simply avoid the fiscal cliff to get america's economy growing again. >> still have up certain that -- uncertainty that fuels doubts, stops people from making decision. >> bud washington's top leader, house speaker john boehner, says there has been little progress. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> democrats show no signs of backing off from supporting the president's hard-line stance on raising the incomes tax rate for the rich. >> we democrats realize there have to about two sides to the bargain, but in 2011 we put both revenues and cuts on the table. >> but one republican senator revealed this week that tax increases might help solve america's debt crisis. so far the g.o.p. has stood imeps raising taxes. >> what we ought to be working on is the other 93%, because if you want to do what he wants on tax rates, you affect% of the deficit. we have spent ourselves i
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 1:00am EST
problems? yes. >> president obama wants republicans to sign off on the wealthy tax hike before any negotiations about send spending cuts dpin. >>> a cloud of political uncertainty hanging over venezuela. hugo chavez is traveling to cuba for surgery for a third time. this time he named the vice president to replace him in case something was to happen to them. earlier parliament votes unanimously to give him permission leave the country. >>> a man who shot three people to death on an indian reservation in california has been killed. police near fresno were involved in the shoot-out with the man that reportedly opened fire earlier on several people, three of whom died. his two young daughters were wounded, and police chased the suspect and said he shot at them, too. >>> the national menorah in front of the white house, illuminated tonight, marking the start of hanukkah. of course, no hanukkah celebration would be complete without a spinning draddel. >> the big event at the nation's capital, president obama will be inaugurated for a second term and that means plenty of turnover among h
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
might get a deal. >> yeah. this idea that obama wants to go over the cliff more than the republicans is true. but it's true he doesn't want to go over the cliff. it would be -- charles is right about this. it would poison his term, much the way the stimulus. i would mean hammer and tongs, partisan welfare for four years. not what he wants to do. he has an ambitious agenda. >> bret: we are talking probably under a week. that is about it. we just did the piece. because of legislative time needed to put something together before the end of the year. >> you are generous. >> next up. daring rescue in afghanistan leaves a navy seal dead. what is the state of that country next? [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. >>> the fundamental mission in afghanistan is establish afghanistan that can secure and gob itself and ensure that al-qaeda never again finds a safe haven within
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
steps to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama remains insistent th republicans yields to his ultimatum that he be allowed to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 a year. republicans for their part insist that the president gets serious about cutting spending in order to reduce trillion dollar deficits and a national debt that is now mind-boggling league not -- monotonous. house minority leader disagrees vehemently with the speaker on how to reduce deficits and debt. today she offered a paradoxical statement on fiscal policy that would make both casey stiegel and yogi berra proud. the nation now just 24 days away from $600 billion of spending cuts and tax increases that will automatically kicked in. and pelosi has some wise words for washington. please listen terror. >> this is a moment of truth. the clock is ticking. christmas is coming. the goose is getng fat. in many homes across america it is very, very lean times. you cannot cut your way to deficit reduction. lou: tha's right. pelosi says we cannot get our way to deficit reduction. listen to the top democ
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 1:00am PST
negotiations. there's a lot of big and hairy problems facing the country that president obama and congress will want done, that congress will want done, so there's a lot of room and space and time, four long years of negotiations. sometimes the democrats will have more leverage and sometimes the republicans will have more leverage. >> there you go. right. people yell it's not fair, it's not fair, everybody does it. >> it's not even four years. we will have a debt ceiling conversation in a few months. >> right, right. >> you have to remember that this is rapid fire. as soon as we get passed the fiscal cliff, president obama will have to meet again with boehner to discuss the debt ceiling. >> thank you, ana, thank you, lz. >>> steven baldwin was arrested and when he was released he wanted to come on this show and explain himself. that's next. >>> stephen baldwin was arrested this week in new york. the district attorney says he owes more than $350,000 for not paying his state taxes for three years. he pleaded not guilty. baldwin said he paid $100,000 already to new york state. earlier he told
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
republicans are willing to go along with president obama. they want major cuts in entitlement programs in return. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: sunny and john, good morning. with time running out, president obama and speaker boehner are negotiating directly. congress needs a bill soon. president obama is back on the road today, peddling his plan to avoid the so called fis kalg cliff. in washington, republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. sunday, small sign of hope. mr. obama and john boehner meet together. a source said, i would be a little enjournlged. not greatly, but a little. republicans may be ready to compromise on tax hikes for the rich. >> there's a growing group of folks looking at this and saying, we don't have a lot of cards in regards to the tax issue. >> reporter: some are open to more tax revenues. the two parties seem to be closer on entitlement, with one leading democrats saying he's open to means testing for medicare. >> i do believe there should be means testing. those of us with higher income and retirement should may more. >>
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 10:00am EST
side, republicans complained with some justification that obama rather than focusing on the economy went ahead with obama care and he paid for that. i think you're going to see the same sort of backlash here where voters have been saying very clearly they want action on the economy. now it becomes sort of an anti--union effort that has very little to do in the short term with the economy. so maybe, you know, they may be able to get their right to work thing through there but there will be the inevitable backlash. >> it is interesting that the congressional delegation, that there are a lot of members who are there now talking to the governor, jackie. what do you think? what's going on in that room right now? >> i think it also varies state to state i'd like to add. something that worked in wisconsin won't necessarily work in ohio. we saw that during some of the scott walker drama that went down. ohio, unions won. wisconsin, unions lost. michigan, another union heavy state, we could see something else entirely. that said the president going there and most likely the president is going
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
president obama continues his public campaign to pressure republicans to give on taxes. later this afternoon, he'll head to michigan to talk to auto workers outside a plant in detroit. >>> if you listen to the sunday shows, seems like some republicans are willing to give in on taxes to get where they want to go. entitlements. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. i mean, we have one house. that's it. the presidency and the senate is in the democrats' hands. a lot of people are putting forth a theory. i actually think it has merit. where you go ahead and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about. the rate increase on the top 2%. and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements. >> let me bring in "washington post" columnist danny milbank and "usa today" politics reporter jackie c. both released statements that said the lines of communication remain open. is there anything to read between the lines there, dana? >> chris, it's very heartwarming. but the
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
, republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. sunday, small sign of hope. mr. obama and john boehner meet together. a source said, i would be a little enjournlged. not greatly, but a little. republicans may be ready to compromise on tax hikes for the rich. >> there's a growing group of folks looking at this and saying, we don't have a lot of cards in regards to the tax issue. >> reporter: some are open to more tax revenues. the two parties seem to be closer on entitlement, with one leading democrats saying he's open to means testing for medicare. >> i do believe there should be means testing. those of us with higher income and retirement should may more. >> reporter: if washington can't reach an agreement, every american will see a tax hike. >> there's going to be a lot of suffering among a lot of people who deserve otherwise. >> reporter: there's 22 days before the cliff. some lawmakers believe a deal is needed this week if they hope to reach agreement by the end of the year. >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. >>> john mcafee says he wants to return to the u.s. and
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
obama's major obstacle is dealing with house republicans. >> if they do nothing, everybody's rates go up anyway. >> that's exactly right and there is growing international pressure. we heard from the head of the imf saying, if you go this route no, growth in the u.s., there is starting to be pressure not from within the u.s., but from outsides. and the president heads to michigan today trying to put pressure from inside the u.s. as he tries to raise awareness of and really push republicans from outside washington to increase tax rates. >> brianna keilar, thank you, brianna. >> we'll talk with newark mayor cory booker about the cliff negotiations. >>> authorities in mexico have found the wreckage of a small plane they believe was carrying popular american banda singer jenni rivera. no survivors on the plane crash. they took off from monterrey, mexico and were heading to an airport near mexico city. the wreckage is in nuevo leon. more from rafael romo. >> jenni rivera won two billboard music awards and sold more than 50 million records in a career that spanned just over a decade. not only
PBS
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
president barack obama. now, the fcc tried to pull this same stunt under a republican chairman back in the second term of george w. bush, but at hearings held around the country an angry public fought back. >> we told you a year ago when you came to seattle that media consolidation is a patently bad idea. no "ifs," "ands," or "buts" about it. so with all due respect i ask you, what part of that didn't you understand? >> i'm a republican and i'm a capitalist, but some areas of our private sector must be regulated. freedom of information is too important, we must be proactive in protecting that fundamental freedom. >> if the fcc is here wanting to know if chicago's residents are being well served, the answer is no. if local talent is being covered, the answer is no. if community issues are being treated sensitively, the answer is no. if minority groups are getting the coverage and input that they need, the answer is no. the answer is no. >> if you will not stand up for we the people, then i have news for you. we the people are standing up for ourselves. this is our media, and we are taking i
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
-popular president barack obama, trying to winl that will be truly the super bowl. and the republican party today is incapable of competing at that level. >> dana? >> newt gingrich's crystal ball has had some difficulties before because he predicted that this year we would have president newt gingrich, which didn'texac pated. he makes a valid point about hillary. it's not that surprising. but also, and i think we've discussed this before, it seemed very likely that the party that won in 2012 would be in a formidable position in 2016 because of where the economy is likely to be because of where it was in 2012. so the incumbent party, the democrats in this case, are going to be in a very strong position. and if hillary is the nominee, obviously, she's going to be the beneficiary of that. >> i just love a world where after being bill clinton's presidency, now gingrich is one of the great clinton champions, along with much of the republican party. it has been fast nating to see the republicans embrace hillary clinton, in particular. >> he also doesn't know how popular president obama is.
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
developing news. president obama on the ground in michigan right now starting the week right where he left off last week. using the public to pressure republicans in to extending tax cuts for the middle class to avert the fiscal cliff. these are some live pictures of a diamler plant outside of detroit where the president will be speaking in a couple of minutes. the president greeted by the state's republican governor about an hour ago. one day before a controversial right to work bill the white house is opposed to is signed in to law. we'll have more on that later in the show but as far as the fiscal cliff, our first read team says we are already at the end game if the goal is to get a deal passed by december 21st. now that means the president and house speaker boehner have five days max to reach an agreement. that takes us to the 15th. then the legislation has to be written by the 18th. the president is now working two strategies to get a deal done. he met with speaker boehner yesterday. that's the first face to face in nearly a month and their one on one first one since july 2011. n
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> president obama wants republicans to agree to the wealthy tax hike before any negotiations about spending cuts begin. >>> just after midnight gay couples living in washington state made history joining in the first legal same-sex marriages in the state. the governor signed the voter approved referendum into law on wednesday. >>> mexican authorities say they have found the wreckage of a small plane believed carrying mexican american singer jenny rivera and six others. the plane had been missing since early this morning. reportedly lost contact with air-traffic controllers after taking off from monterey, mexico. authorities believe no one survived the crash. rivera is the mother of five children. >>> the national menorah in front of the white house was illuminated marking the start of the 5ieight-day jewish holiday hanukkah. ♪ of course, no hanukkah celebration would be complete without a spinning dreidel. this one danced to music performed by the u.s. navy band. >>> all the talk about the fiscal cliff may seem like a far off debate
PBS
Dec 10, 2012 12:00am PST
further." why would president obama's fcc chairman, try to do now what the republicans couldn't do then? >> that is a very good question, bill. and i don't have the answer. and it's not only that the senate passed a strong resolution. there were public hearings. and there was the opportunity for the public to give input into this decision making process. and huge numbers of people said, "wait a second, we do not need more media consolidation in america." senate came on record. so why the obama administration is doing something that the bush administration failed to do is beyond my understanding. and we're going to do everything we can to prevent it from happening. >> you may remember that back in 2007, your then senatorial colleague, barack obama wrote a strong letter to the republican chairman of the fcc who wanted to change the rules, just like genachowski is doing now. and he condemned the very tactics that his own fcc chairman is employing today. >> absolutely. and we hope the president will get involved in this issue. so i don't-- to be honest with you, i don't know the intern
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
can say boehner, any republican would stand up to obama's radical agenda, but the thing -- the fact of the matter is so are the senate democrats, so are the moderates running. they're saying don't bring that up. we're not going to vote on that. don't bring up a budget we know we'll lose. a budget that never balances isn't going to work. >> we know how brilliantly paul ryan did during the presidential campaign and his magnificent two budgets but we'll put that to one side. you need 16 members to abstain from voting. >> and actually i talked to the house parliamentarian. we need them to vote for someone because of house precedent. >> can you get that number? >> they can vote anybody for speaker. >> can you get that number, ron? can you get that number? >> if speaker boehner agrees to raise taxes, especially on charities and job creators, yes, we can get that number. we will get that number and he will not be speaker if he agrees to raise taxes with president obama. i have talked to activists across the kun and they are already fired up at john boehner. if he agrees to this, it's over.
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am EST
and senator crystal and say it's time to -- republicans don't need this fight. it's not a winning fight for them politically. the third thing, which people don't say, this could be damage to go president obama. he wants to begin his second term forward looking, not loss in a sea of economic fear and people would blame him for taking away unemployment benefits, no dock fix. letting taxes go up on everything. that's not what he wants. >> chris: payroll taxes. >> right. both sides have strong incentives to make a deal. not to mention they want to get out of town for christmas. >> bill, given all of that, and you were one of the early people who said republicans -- i just felt we would remind those who may have missed it, you said republicans don't want to fight over tax increases for millionaires. what's the smart play for republicans at this point and how do they get -- because it's all about taxes. how do they get the deficit debate back to spending and entitlements? >> they can do that next year once taxes are off the table. these pass an extension of all bush tax cuts which repub
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
they will meet again at 4:00 this afternoon. >>> president barack obama will continue to battle republicans in a fiscal cliff negotiation. the president spoke at a detroit suburb with axle and engines. he continues to push his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> all congress needs to do is provide a law that will provide taxes on the $250,000 of everybody's income. >> they are trying to enact a right to work law to allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. >>> and in san jose, they are trying to keep social programs in place despite the looming cliff and -- and jeanine della vega joins us with more. >> reporter: these people are protesting cuts politicians want to make they are holding up signs and getting honks from drivers on the road. this group of about 30 people have set up tents in front of the office and they are pleased she supports not cutting back on medicare medicaid and social security. for example they are upset that some of the proposals are about raising eligibility rate for people on medicare. other politicians are using the fiscal cliff into intimidating
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
collapse. >> there is a kipping glass. if i knew i would be rich. it happened under bush a republican and obama a democrat. it doesn't work. >> let's talk about some of the things these good intentions have clean energy. >> solyndrsolyndra. >> that is just one example. >> we have had dozens go bad but it is the story behind the story. if they are they are a paid contributor or getting loans you are destroying tackle in the country. >> it basically means workers get hoer ages. we have laws that encourage home ownership. president bush sasz are you home? >> next in the housing bubble that blows up. the very people we are supposed to be it dabble to walk on the tank. we have tax credits that is supposed to direct our spending to good things. oo it sounds great but from a tiny packs go from 1913 only 2 pages into this 72,000 pajz monster. if you go to the irs web site there's more than a bud enforms you could download. nobody under sands it paul a big no spoener around the necks of the american economy. every one has something in it that probably sounds good but look what it adds up to. >> la
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
obama hits the road today. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> in michigan today, employees have been fighting for the right to work, president obama visits a union engine plant. republicans say he needs to stay in washington. >> i think he is running on adrenalin from the campaign. >> tomorrow he is going to detroit. it is time to govern. the election is over. >> john boehner sat down with the president on sunday. the lines of communication remain open. >> anytime you have those says in there, you have a chance to get it done. >> some democrats say they are willing to go over the fiscal cliff. >> we need to solve the problem. >> no one wants the middle class to pay more. some republicans want to take them off the table. now is just three weeks away. erskine bowles says we could be looking at 9% unemployment and another recession if we go over the cliff. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 45 degrees at the airport. tragedy strikes the nfl for the second week in a row. >> when in danger, text 911. >> this is the beltway at liberty road. more on weather and traffic w
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
obama, those heavyweights within the republican party saw the writing on the wall, that it was going to be a very difficult race for even the best candidate, so they all held their fire for possibly 2016, so that's why you're seeing people talk about jeb bush and others. i left chris christie out of that mix as someone people were hoping would run, a strong candidate who would run in '12. that's why you're hearing the names come out now. jo ama >> amazing. newt gingrich, a man who knows a thing or two about the ladies, says hillary clinton would be close to unbeatable if she close to run. do you think we're looking at bush versus clinton in 2016? >> i think the picture on the democratic side this far out, there's a little more clarity to it -- there's a lot more clarity than the republican side. if hillary clinton were to run in 2016 there are obviously no guarantees in life or politics, but within the democratic party for the democratic nomination, she will be a front-runner like we have never seen before. and i know we sort of said that about her in the run up to '08. she had two liab
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 9:35pm EST
latinos voted for president obama. and republicans said that maybe marco rubio is right and maybe we have a problem. i think it is created the possibility for some movement of comprehensive immigration and legislation that will also deal with this more particular issue that you've been talking about today and we'll be talking about that tonight. i say that to commepped the center to see this months ago and realize this is going to be the issue that everyone would want to talk about after the election. now i think all of you know that in washington introductions is an inverse importance of the person being introduced that's why the governor gave me such a long introduction. i'm going to be briefer here because i think you know these three people very, very well. first of all, there is teresa sullivan who was president and wasn't president and now is president of the university of virginia. we're happy about that. senator mark warner who in recent months and years has had the ability to talk to members of the other party about matters of the great interest to the country and has been v
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm PST
investigating this shooting. >>> continuing coverage now on the looming fiscal cliff. president obama met private lily with john boehner at the white house. aides say the lines of communication remain open. it was the first time the two men had met privately since election day. this morning, a republican senator hinted president obama's plan might work at least to change the debate. >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and i actually think it has merit, where you go in and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%. all of a sudden, the shift goes back to entitlements. >> congress has three weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes for all americans, and drastic cuts in federal spending. >>> there is no plan to change a controversial practice of changing votes after a practice passes or fails. about half of those sworn in last week are new to the job. during the past session, aseem belie members changed their votes more than 5,000 times. the practice does not affect the outcome of a bill but it disallow lawmakers to hide or distort the
FOX News
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
go to 37%. >> that's the deal that obama says he would come down to, 37. the republicans say raise medicare eligibility. the left is completing freaking out over raising medicare eligibility and the right is freaking out about the tax rates. so they have to decide. the administration is clear that the tax rates have to go up. obama has given in on this before and so there's pressure on him. there's a lot of pressure on house democrats so i think if they can come to some sort of agreement on the rate and if republicans are willing to push the other stuff to next year, that's a deal. i mean -- >> but i think what argues against a big deal that includes any sort of cuts for instance up front on the entitlement side is republicans, if tax -- tax rates are going up either way either because you're going over a cliff or because the president will force you into a deal. they don't want to take responsibility for the economic fallout that comes. so if they agree to a big deal that includes spending cuts their fingerprints are all over it. it's likely they'll send something that extends the
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
. quote, it's a shame that republicans are playing into mr. obama's hands negotiating in public among themselves prematurely giving up on the tax issue and undermining house speaker john boehner in the process. but in "the weekly standard" bill kristol hit back at "the journal" take on this saying it would be great if "the journal" editors had a better idea what republicans could do. they don't. if the house republicans follow the editors over the cliff, the only effect, i'm afraid, will be to turn a manageable reret in december into a panicked strategic route in january. "the new york times" points out that even if republicans agree to the president's key demand that the top tax rates return to the clinton era level, it would only be a quarter of the $1.6 trillion the white house is demanding leaving battles and limits on deductions and exemptions and estate and gift taxes all for another day. then there are other political minefields of entitlement cuts in spending. by the way, by choosing to make his fiscal cliff pitch in michigan, the president is stepping into the fierce battle o
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am PST
fiscal cliff. he spoke to house speaker john boehner and increasingly some republicans are willing to go along with president barack obama's plan to raise taxes on the healthiest of americans. >> i actually think it has merit where you go and give him the increase on the top 2% and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlementment. >> coming up, this morning, truckers who carry cargo to and from the port of oakland they say theory relieved that another strike is likely. more than 500 walked off the job last month and they have ratified a new contract. it includes 2013 cost of living raise and bonus contract. >>> and they are meeting in their search for a new police chive and police chief chris moore is retiring after less than two years on the job and they have a meeting at 6:30 at the south side onto ther road. >>> and officials say the lane closures are here for fee placing crashed curb advance, and i am happy to say, sale is back. it is not the same without you, buddy. >> we are already off to a busy start, we have that fire tara mentioned and there is a power line down in the
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
america today. >> if north carolina. >> exactly. >> president obama on his twitter urged republicans who stepped in to avoid the fiscal cliff because if they won't listen to the president of the united states, maybe they'll listen to @muffinbust ee@muffin. >> the "eye opener at 8:00" is brought to you by the aarp. >>> i'm charlie rose. there are only three weeks left until the fiscal cliff, but there's signs this morning the stalemate in washington is starting to break. >> and that's good news for both sides of the aisle. president obama and house speaker john boehner met face to face sunday for the first time in nearly a month. major garrett is at the white house with where things stand this morning. >> reporter: speaker boehner has told the white house and his fellow house republicans he wants the outlines of a fiscal cliff deal no later than this saturday. and if that's to be achieved, events of this past weekend may have proved piftal. obama and boehner met here at the white house sunday, and that meeting left both hopeful those subsequent conversations at the staff level achieve
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
, that is the deal obama has said he'll come down to 37%. and republicans have said, let's raise medicare and, i think it is out there, floating to see how to the base will react and the left is completely freaking out over the raising of the medicare eligibility and i assume the right is freaking out about giving on the tax rates. they have to decide. the administration is clear tax rates have to go up. obama has given in on it before and says there is a lot of pressure on him and the house democrats and, i think if they can come to some sort of agreement on the rate and if republicans are willing to push the other steps to next year, that is a deal. >> i think what argues against a big deal, includes any sort of cuts, for instance, up front on the entitlement side is, republicans -- tax rates are going up either way, this is the thinking among republicans before because you are going over the cliff or because the president has the whip hand and will force you into a deal and they don't want to take responsibility for the economic fallout that comes, and, the big deals includes
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 6:30am EST
. the the president heads to michigan to drum up support for avoiding fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats remain far from a deal but president obama and the house speaker met face-to-face for the first time in nearly a month. a source familiar with the meeting says republicans ready hikes for the rich. some gop law makers say they are open to raising more tax revenue especially with democrats putting on the table holding the top tax rate below 39.6%. they seem to be moving closer on entitlements. >> when you have two guys tangoing you have a chance to get it done. >> i do believe there should be means testing and those with higher income in retirement should pay more. that could be part of the solution. >> it's going to be a lot of suffering among a lot of people who deserve otherwise. >> reporter: now if washingtoncan't strike a deal automatic spending cuts will go into effect and every american will see a tax hike. there's 22 days left before that cliff some lawmakers believe a deal is needed this week with the president and speaker hoping to win approval by the end of the yea
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
days before the united states falls off the fiscal cliff and while president obama is out on the road pushing his plan to avoid it, some republicans are pushing party leaders to give into his top demand. cbs 5 reporter danielle nottingham explains why. >> reporter: president obama headed to detroit this morning to seek support from auto workers for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. the the president's latest campaign-style appearance follows a weekend white house style meeting with house speaker john boehner. both sides remain hopeful but little progress was made. if the president and speaker boehner can't reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, taxes for all americans will go up, and across the board spending cuts will kick in on january 1st. economists say that combination would plunge the country back into a recession. >> reporter: there are signs some republicans will willing to compromise on taxes if they can secure cut to social security, medicare and medicaid. >> give the president the 2% increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
will they be covered? i listened to republicans say we can't wait to repeal obama care, and the insurance exchanges. well, where does a person turn if they are 65 years of age and the medicare eligibility age is 67? they have two years there where they may not have the best of health. they need accessible, affordable medical insurance during that period. >> congressman, is there a deal by january 1? and if there are tax increases as part of a deal, on tax rates, is there a republican civil war that's going to start? >> the president says he wants tax rate because he wants revenue. republicans already offered him the revenue. the president also says he wants a balanced approach. that means 2 1/2 to 3 times as many spending cuts as there are two revenue. we have spent all of this time talking about revenue. but as we watched, our government continued to spend more. this is really about spending. you listen to the senator right there, he doesn't want to move on spending. and that's the core of the problem. i don't think republicans or americans want to raise any taxes just to conti
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